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Posted: 12/14/2013 5:23:40 AM EST
She must have been 19. Had a communication class where they watched star wars (she missed the class) and had an assignment on the film.

When i say she knows nothing about them, i mean nothing. Never heard of the force, darth vader, or light sabers. She asked if luke skywalker was in star trek....

I did not even know this level of ignorance was possible seeing how entrenched both franchises are in pop culture. I asked her how many times she had seen twilight, and she said she had read the books over 50 times and the flicks more then that......

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:24:26 AM EST
Her name Penny?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:24:47 AM EST
show her your lightsaber
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:25:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:25:22 AM EST
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Originally Posted By rebel_rifle:
Her name Penny?
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Bazinga!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:25:47 AM EST
Lost cause; employ SSS, make world better.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:26:18 AM EST
She's "new" people.

You're "old" people
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:26:23 AM EST
I am currently bringing my wife up to speed on TNG and Counselor Troi's role


Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:27:50 AM EST
Sounds like my kinda girl
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:28:34 AM EST
I know about Star Wars and Star Trek characters from pop culture, but I've never watched them either.
That genre doesn't appeal to me.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:30:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Grin:
Lost cause; employ SSS SIHPAPP, make world better arfcom happy.
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Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:30:58 AM EST
watching Wrath of Kahn with my daughters right now

they now know how Klingons became übermensch
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:32:03 AM EST
My 25 year old gf is the same way. I told her she is going to watch the Star Wars movies with me one day.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:32:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 5:33:05 AM EST by EagleArmsHBAR]
I'm 33 and I've never seen Star Trek. Seems kind of gay to me. I liked the first three Star Wars though.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:33:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By dpmmn:
I've watched Star Trek growing up and all the movies but I have never seen any of the Star Wars movies
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This. I did play Knights of the Old Republic on my ipad though.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:34:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By rebel_rifle:
Her name Penny?
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FPNI

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:34:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By kompressor:
Sounds like my kinda girl
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Yeah, I don't see the issue, except for the Twilight crap.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:37:08 AM EST
The real question has she ever saw firefly.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:37:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By nightstalker:
She's "new" people.

You're "old" people
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Sadly, this.

To kids these days, "Star Wars" represents the prequels () and Star Trek is a movie that came out a year ago, and is thus ancient history.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:38:07 AM EST
I'm 34 and I have never seen Star Wars or Star Treck. I get what happens though...some rebel cause is fighting some dudes who are like the government. Turns out the dude is his kid or some baby-daddy drama, someone loses a hand at some point, someone makes out with their hot sister, a bounty hunter shows up at some point and midgets in ewok suits run around with spears...or something.

They save the universe or some shit, da end.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:39:37 AM EST
I've never seen those GHEY ass movies
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:42:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By rebel_rifle:
Her name Penny?
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I was a Judy guy, myself....
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:46:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 5:46:44 AM EST by apierce918]
bullshit, nobody reads a book 50 times

(excluding kids books to kids)
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:48:27 AM EST
Know how I know you don't get out of the basement much?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:51:50 AM EST
first trip out of the basement op?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:02:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Hawk_308:
The real question has she ever saw firefly.

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No. She pretty much knows nothing about anything. She grew up in a moderate sized city as well.

I am shocked how many people these days have never seen the pop culture classics like the alien(s), the thing, Willow, terminator, etc.

They usually give some faggy answer like " i dont watch much tv". Yet will spent all day on their phone, know ever line to gay movies like twilight or some justin beiber song.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:04:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Krolden:
I'm 34 and I have never seen Star Wars or Star Treck. I get what happens though...some rebel cause is fighting some dudes who are like the government. Turns out the dude is his kid or some baby-daddy drama, someone loses a hand at some point, someone makes out with their hot sister, a bounty hunter shows up at some point and midgets in ewok suits run around with spears...or something.

They save the universe or some shit, da end.
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Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:07:11 AM EST
I work with young Military "kids", there are plenty of them that have never seen movies from either the Star Wars or Star Trek world.
A few of them know quotes from either movie, but they don't know the context or the scene.

Then there's the exception.
There is one really good looking redhead who's in her early 20's who is a really big Star Wars fan.
She named her son Luke Skywalker.

One day I made the comment about the Germans bombing Pearl Harbor, one of the young guys looked at me and said "I thought the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor".
The LCDR that works in the office looked up from his desk and said "Forget about it, he's on a roll".

I asked the kid if he had ever seen Animal House, he said no, so I told him to watch it.
He came in the next day and told me that was a really funny movie.
I gave him a list, Blazing Saddles, Airplane, Christmas Vacation, Dr. Strangelove, Groundhog Day, Slap Shot, The Producers, Wayne's World, The Blues Brothers, Duck Soup, Office Space, Caddyshack, The Jerk, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

He told me he tried to watch Dr. Strangelove and didn't see what was so funny about a nuclear war.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:09:22 AM EST
Not everybody is a nerd.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:12:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 6:13:35 AM EST by ToledoXJ]
I worked with a woman who's father was stationed (Naval Intelligence) in the Aleutians and in Europe.
It was pre internet era and she had never seen Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo, Sesame St. Adam 12 etc.
We were a super productive team because we literally had nothing to talk about.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:14:24 AM EST
Many of today's yout's are totally into pop culture and have no grasp of history, whether fantasy or real. Ignorant she is and no doubt an Obama voter.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:14:52 AM EST
My Dad is into Star Trek because it was popular during the time he was in school. I'm into Star Wars because I was a kid when Return of the Jedi came out and bought all the toys to play with. All these new younger kids don't care about either for the most part, unless their parents went to the trouble of educating them. But yeah all the chicks I've been dating are several years younger than me and none know about Star Trek or Star Wars or any good classic movie for that matter, all they really know is Harry Potter and Twilight, their parents failed them...
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:15:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jthomps123:
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Yes but everyone knows who elvis was even if they didnt listen to his music. For an american to not know anything about starwars means going far out of your way to remain ignorant. Hell pop references to it are made constantly in the media. Shows like family guy have done entire episodes as an homage to that franchise.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:15:49 AM EST
I've never seen Star Trek and only seen Episode 1 of star wars Don't feel I missed much
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:17:38 AM EST
You should invite her to your house to watch it.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:19:35 AM EST
I saw the first Star Wars at the theatre and fell asleep.
I have never seen any of the others, not into science fiction, I guess I'll never be a scientologist, lol.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:21:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By vand6167:
I've never seen Star Trek and only seen Episode 1 of star wars Don't feel I missed much
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Except a sense of wonder and perhaps a personality.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:47:38 AM EST
OP must be an old ass fart.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:54:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Procyon:
OP must be an old ass fart.
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Is under 30 old?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:58:09 AM EST
I would hate to be that ignorant of what are very imbedded cultural referents in American society.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:59:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 7:04:11 AM EST by Luchs]
It's more common than you think.



Seriously, though, as the demographics of the US changes, it is going to be more common. Mexico never had a 20th century of science fiction from the 20s to 50's as a golden age and then 70's as a resurgence. Their literature tended more towards realism, so it never had the same cultural foothold.

There are no major Mexican science fiction publishers.

And as that culture becomes America, well.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:02:59 AM EST
Always thought Star Wars was kind of stupid.

I've watched Star Trek off and on over the years and will admit that I miss it now that most of the networks have stopped airing the episodes.

Never really got much into TNG but DS9 and Enterprise were pretty good.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:11:14 AM EST
Invite her over for a StarWars movie eating marathon.

Sounds fun.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:28:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:28:57 AM EST
99% of the time, bringing up Star Wars or Star Trek with a random girl gets you instant and irrevocable "I will never, ever sleep with this guy" status in her eyes.

Exceptions might be if you are at ComicCon or some such.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:36:05 AM EST
F5

F5

F5

F5





WTF, over?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:40:37 AM EST
I run into people like this from time to time. I've never talked to anybody who doesn't know about Star Wars or Star Trek, although I've no doubt there's plenty of 'em out there. Nowadays the culture is so fragmented, and people so caught up in their own semi-charmed lives, they end up being dumber than dirt as far as the world swirling around them. Why do you think this country has such a large population of low information voters? Maybe it's because I have such a wide variety of interests and have a working knowledge of just about everything, all I can do is just shake my head at the thought of going through life this way.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:41:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By nightstalker:
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You're "old" people
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That's real retarded, sir.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:44:56 AM EST
Was she hot???????



Can't belive nobody asked that yet
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:49:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2013 7:49:35 AM EST by FMJshooter]
Can't say I ever met a woman that has seen or cared to see those movies.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:50:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LWilde:
Many of today's yout's are totally into pop culture and have no grasp of history, whether fantasy or real. Ignorant she is and no doubt an Obama voter.
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Truth right there. I'm 34, and I'm amazed at the lack of older pop history knowledge among today's 20-somethings. Sure, shows like The Honeymooners or movies like Casablanca were all well before my time too, but I've seen them or know about them, and did even when I was in my 20s too.

Not so with today's millennials. Ask them about a movie or TV show made before 1980, and you're greeted with a blank stare.
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